Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 24, 2019 On the illegal alien front, news that the FBI has indentified 100 Salvadorean criminals in latest migrant wave (Pelosi get your hear out of the sand, open your ears and eyes and fund a wall; Four Americans in Carson, Nevada would be alive today if we had a secure border that would have prevented this illegal alien scumbag Wilbur Martinex-Guzman from entering this country and killing them in a crime spree; Trump showed some class by respecting tyrant Nancy Pelosi’s position as Speaker of the House to be able to control when and if the president could address a joint session of Congress although this rabid partisan hack should be thoroughly condemned for her acts and members of her caucus should rise up from being cowards and condemn her and condemn her again for not coming to the table to negotiate with the president on border security; you may as you should disagree with the policies of AOC but at least she has the spine her other colleagues lack to stand up for her convictions and deny the tyrant that heads up the House, Nancy Pelosi by voting against her bill to reopen the government but not defunding ICE (a sign that Pelosi will be held hostage by the growing progressive wing of her party); Alyssa Milano continues her destructive course to create fan boycott from deplorables by doubling down on her comments that MAGA hats are the new Klu Klux Klan hood (Milano what about the anonymity masks of violent Antifa rioters?); Kamala Harris may have egg on her progressive anti-Trump face with her praising of her former aide while she was California Attorney General who resigned after payment of $400,000 to a female staffer for his sexual harassment and also looked like an idiot for calling on Trump to open up Trump Tower to federal workers who are not receiving a paycheck due to Pelosi’s refusal to negotiate with Trump on border security; in a preview of the Democratic agenda to investigate as opposed to legislate, the House Oversight Committee has announced it will investigate the revocation of security clearances of such notable liars to Congress and the American people Brennan and Clapper.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Usher, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from oligosylabble and a relevant quote from Mary Lou Retton on aging and being America’s Sweetheart, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day—commemorating the discovery of gold in California by James Marshal on this day in 1848 and inspired by Prospectors’ Day event held annually on this date at Knott’s Berry Farm.
2. Beer Can Appreciation Day—commemorating the introduction by Krueger’s Brewery on this day in 1935 of its selling its Cream Ale in cans which were easier to stack and protected beer from sunlight.
3. 2002 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2002 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “U Got It Bad” by Usher. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3IWTfcks4k
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “oligosyllable” which means a word of few syllables which does not describe the speech to too many politicians and college professors.
5. America’s Sweetheart—celebrating the birth on this day in 1968 of Mary Lou Retton, gold medal gymnast in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles who score a 10 on the vault.
On this day in:
a. 1916 SCOTUS in the case of Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Company ruled that the federal income tax was unconstitutional.
b. 1961 a B-52 bomber carrying two H-bombs broke up in the skies over Goldsboro, North Carolina one of whose bombs has never been recovered.
c. 1972 Japanese Sargent Schochi Yokoi was discovered on Guam where he had been hiding since the end of World War II.
d. 1984 Apple put the Macintosh, introduced in a commercial on Super Bowl XVIII, on sale.
e. 1989 notorious serial killer Ted Bundy with over 30 known victims was executed in the electric chair in Florida.
Reflections from America’s Sweetheart: “It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old, in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart. We need a new one.” Mary Lou Retton
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